T-Projects and Transit Oriented Development
Transit-oriented development (TOD) is compact, walkable development around transit stations. Generally including a mix of uses such as housing, shopping, employment, and recreational facilities—TOD is designed with transit and pedestrians as high priorities, making it possible for visitors and residents to move around without complete dependence on a car.
TOD represents an opportunity for communities all across Massachusetts to enhance their quality of life by turning parking lots and underutilized land near public transportation into vibrant mixed-use districts, diverse housing, and lively public places.
Numerous MBTA properties located at or near T stations are involved in the TOD Program on MBTA Surplus Property. The MBTA and the EOEA are both working to facilitate TOD in the Commonwealth.